Leyland Trucks supports Balshaws School in regional Maths Challenge competition

Now in its sixth year, the recent Year Seven Maths Challenge competition at Balshaws Church of England High School was once again sponsored by local manufacturer Leyland Trucks.

The Maths Challenge is open to Year Seven students from any high school in the Chorley and South Ribble area, while the aim of the competition is to promote the study of mathematics to students by highlighting its practical applications.  For example the questions posed to students during the challenge may relate to planning journeys or analysing the cost of different travel options, tasks which they or family members will be faced with in real life.

Twelve schools took part in the 2015 Maths Challenge, with Holy Cross Catholic High School the overall winners on the night. 

Speaking of the event Ivan Shearer, Leyland Trucks’ HR Director said: ”Promoting science and technology is a big part of our work with local schools and colleges. Balshaws has a long standing specialism in engineering and encouraging students to learn and compete in these kind of challenges is something we’re keen to support.”

Balshaws CE High School is an engineering specialist school with a strong focus on promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects.  Its long partnership with Leyland Trucks has included a member of the Leyland Trucks management team sitting on a specially developed steering committee to help advise the school on the promotion of engineering as a career opportunity for its students.

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